A Luton Minor is no minor thing….
Looking every inch the 1930s design that it is – this Luton Minor is one of the post-war versions built from plans by members of the Popular Flying Association. I can honestly say that this machine has lashings of character, and it flies well – a testament to its builder, Robert Kirby, who completed this little gem in 1963. My dear friend Arthur Ord-Hume was one of the leading lights in the successful re-emergence of the design in the late 1950’s, and for that we are truly grateful. Fairly ‘short-legged’ (range is around 180 miles), this Minor has turned up at PFA Rallies and the GVFWE on a regular basis, despite numerous changes of ownership. This particular Minor is powered by a modified Volkswagen 1600 engine. Here it appears as an early arrival at GVFWE Abingdon.
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